Saturday, August 20, 2016

New Sizes Added for One Day 4-H Shirts

Texas 4-H has added One Day 4-H T-Shirts in the youth sizes of Small, Medium, and Large.  These all can be order through the AgriLife Bookstore (http://www.agrilifebook – in search box type “One Day”).

Friday, August 19, 2016

GAK Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

 Brand new October program. GAK (Grandparents and Kids) Camp is a brand new program coming to the 4-H Center October 21-23.  Activities will include gardening, arts and crafts, a throwback dance, a carnival, and more. GAK camp is for anyone 8 and up and is family style, so all kids must have an adult chaperone attending camp with them. For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact the Texas 4-H Center. Registration opens on September 1st.

Please note that any adults attending GAK Camp must be registered, screened volunteers through 4-H Connect.

Friday, August 12, 2016

District 1 Shooting Sports Coach Training

District 1 has scheduled a Shooting Sports Coach/Leader Training for all disciplines on October 22-23, 2016, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Amarillo.  Registration opens September 19 on 4-H Connect.  

All registrants must be enrolled as 4-H adult volunteers on 4-H Connect and have a current Youth Protection background check.  Cost is $100/registrant which includes meals for Saturday lunch and supper, and 4-H Curriculum.  Extension personnel are welcome to attend at no charge.  Lodging will be on your own.  If you have interested adult leaders, please encourage them to enroll on Connect  as soon as it reopens.  

This information will be posted on the District 1 website: and also on the District 1 4-H Facebook page:

Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo

The Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo ( will be conducted October 21-23, 2016. It will be an exciting and fun-filled 3-day event consisting of multiple jackpot shows for cattle (steers and heifers), swine, sheep and goats as well as an open Brahman show. As far as entertainment, Jason Boland and the Stragglers will perform Friday night followed by Steve Wariner on Saturday night.

For the shows, families must enter themselves online by mid-night, September 23rd (Quality Counts numbers are required). The Livestock Show Information can be accessed at .

In the Junior Shows (Ring B only), a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the Grand Champion.

2017 Texas 4-H Food Show Theme

 This year’s theme is “Family Favorites”. 

The Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Ambassadors, as well as the state food show committee, has assisted in selecting this theme.  We believe it will be one that is fun and educational.  The 4-H Food Show packet will be released September 1, and will contain resources to assist in teaching to the theme.  In addition, the rules and guidelines will be in this packet for all seniors participating at the state level.    

“Family Favorites” can be any dish that families enjoy made in a more healthy way.  The theme could also be used to teach the importance of family meal times.  Some 4-H members might consider their family heritage and focus on a dish that represents this.  Obviously, there are many ways to have fun and creative with this theme! 

Washington County Fair - Open Steer and Heifer Show

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gillespie County Fair

Gillespie County Fair Entries are up on the website.